Not all identical twins look--or act--alike. Take me and my sister. Please, take her already!
But we are opposites. Her side of the room is green--cause it’s supposed to be calming. She’s a neat freak and likes everything orderly. I mean one stray sock on the floor and she goes ballistic. Give me a break. What’s the big deal?
Me? I love color. And I mean lots of it. Rainbows, tie dye… you get the [bright] picture. And I’m not exactly… organized--about anything. Stuff just doesn’t bug me the way it does Vicki. Ya know?
But Vicki isn’t just my sister--and my twin--she’s my best friend. Sure, we get on each other’s nerves. I mean, we’re like, together almost 24/7/365. No one’s perfect, ya know? Well, no one but God.
Vicki likes math; I hate it. I love art; she can’t draw a stick person.
She hates English; I ace it. I hate gym; she’s super coordinated.
It’s kind of humorous really. Just ‘cause we look so much alike, doesn’t mean we’re alike inside. Sometimes people forget that when it comes to twins. I mean, we have totally different souls, right? Isn’t everyone unique?
Anyway… Like I said, we’re opposites in many ways. But we both love music, reading, clothes, boys, God, and well, lots of things--not necessarily in that order of course.
But… big changes are coming our way. Mom and Dad want us to go to different colleges. Can you imagine? They say we need to “Find ourselves”--our individual selves. I say we already have. Vicki agrees. But… they pay the bills, ya know?
I mean, we’ve been in different classes since the second grade. Sure, we’ve been at the same school, but we have different friends and we do different activities. We catch up at night, and while doing homework and chores and stuff. Sometimes we’re inseparable. But we’re not joined at the hip. We do have our own lives.
We’re not together all the time. Still, she’s always just there. Ya know? If I need her, she’s right there. And I’m always right there for her, too. We can even tell if something is really off with the other, even when we’re not together.--We just know. I can’t explain it; it must be that twin thing. We just have this connection...
So, we have it all planned out. She’s going to Southern U. And I--opposite that I am--picked Northern Coll. That cracks people up. The “Opposite Twins” are going opposite directions for college. For ages people have called us Serene Christine and Picky Vicky. (Yeah, I sure got the better deal there, huh?)
But, the best part is that SU & NC are less than an hour apart. Yeah, we have it planned all right. We can still hang out together on the weekends! Well, that’s the plan anyway.
I mean, how could I accept a date with a guy if he hasn’t met (and been okayed by) Picky Vicki? I mean, think about it. She’s real good at reading people. I’m… “Serene.” I miss stuff, ya know? All those little details, like when a cute guy mentions his prison record? Me? I just see his big blue eyes and give him the benefit of the doubt. Vicki? She drags me outta there like the place is on fire. Where would I be without her looking out for me? And, just for the record, she is older--by about two minutes.
Okay, so maybe we do need a bit more space. Maybe we need to not depend on each other quite so much. But isn’t that what friends are for? I can’t imagine ever living too far away from Picky Vicki...
We text each other like, all day long as is. We can call each other--and e-mail, and visit. One of us just has to get a car. And we will have one--to share. We share just about everything…
So, we will still see each other a ton--a lot, surely often. We’d better…
But hey, I’m Serene Christine, right? No worries matey. Everything will be just fine.
So how come I miss her already...?
“Hey, gimme that.”
“I wasn’t done with that yet.”
“It’s not your turn.”
“I said, 'Five more minutes…'”
Ok, so maybe we do need a li’l more space?
God, please watch over Vicki, and me, when we go off to college… And always, right?
Author’s note: In case you're wondering, this is fiction.
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